More Town Birds

I noticed I had left out other very common town birds that are worth mentioning following my previous post here.

Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus)

Common on city lawns with an olive brown plumage above, bright orange bill, a bare orbital ring, its chin and throat are buffy white with dusky streaks becoming greyish olive-brown on the breast. Its dull tawny orange on flanks and most of the belly. Its feet are brownish orange.

Olive Thrush
Olive Thrush

Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash brevirostris)

The hadada is a very vocal bird. Its loud HAAA or HA-HAA-DE-DAH or HAA-HAA-HAA is one sound you will not fail to notice coming from a stocky, dark, short-legged bird. Commonly seen in pairs or solitary on top of city buildings.

Hadada Ibis
Hadada Ibis

Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis a. aesthiopicus)

Mainly white with a bare black head, neck, beak, legs and feet. It is widespread in and near water spots in urban areas.

Sacred Ibis
Sacred Ibis

Speke’s Weaver (Ploceus spekei)

Weavers are thick billed and strong -footed birds. Plumage varies from yellow to black to brown.

The speke’s weaver is the most common town weaver nesting in colonies in acacias. Their nests are bulky and untidy with many projecting grass stems. The shape of the nest is spherical with a short entrance tube.

Speke's Weaver
Speke’s Weaver

Baglafecht Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht)

This is a common highland town bird. Males have black masks enclosing the eyes with yellow foreheads while females have entire top and sides of their head black.

Baglafecht Weaver
Baglafecht Weaver


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